Valérie Hallier - Projects

Défleuré(e)s

Created during NARS Foundation Artist Residency and presented during our resident show "Sixteen memos for the next millennium" the corner installation uses pressed rose petals and audio recordings of people’s recollection of the loss of their virginity. Each account is read by the same androginous voice. Visitors are prompted to listen closely, smell the roses and submit their own story (which is then integrated back into the piece).

Défloré(e)s in French means loosing one's freshness. The installation stages the fleeting moment when we decide, are pressured or are forced to become active sexual beings. The tension between control and release, nature and culture, are at play. The loss of frenschness and the transformative nature of the experience are reflected in the gradient created by the variation of colors between white and red pressed rose petals.

Sixteen memos for the next millennium.

Défleuré(e)s

Exhibition view at NARS Foundation gallery, Nov-Dec 2018



Défleuré(e)s

Installation view
Pressed rose petals, glue, 2 bluetooth speakers, mp3 players, suggestion box, paper and pens, 36”x117”



Défloré(e)s
Installation detail, 2018


Défloré(e)s

Installation detail, 2018


Défloré(e)s

Installation detail, 2018. Photo by NARS.


Défloré(e)s

Installation detail, 2018.Photo by NARS.


Défloré(e)s

Installation detail, 2018



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